Última actualización: 21-04-2017



LIFE LUTREOLA SPAIN/ LIFE13 NAT /ES/001171 “New approaches for the European mink Conservation in Spain” has been started with the aim to contribute the conservation of European mink (Mustela lutreola).

This project, funded 75% by the European Commission under the LIFE + programme will take place between 2014 and 2018 in the Basque Country, La Rioja, Aragón and Valencian community.

The overall purposes

  • Eradication of American mink established within the range of European mink and in risk zones.
  • To increase the viability of the wild population of European mink through releasing captive-born individuals from an existing breeding programme.
  • To create a new monitoring network to assess the conservation status of both species after the project.

LIFE Lutreola Spain, is coordinated by Tragsatec and has as associated partners the Government of Aragon, the Provincial Council of Álava, the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, the Provincial Council of Biscay, the City Hall of Vitoria-Gasteiz, the Government of La Rioja, the Generalitat Valenciana, the Naturaleza Park Sendaviva, and the European Mink Association.


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This year we are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the LIFE Programme and of the Habitats Directive
El Correo
For the first time, a pregnant female of European mink has been recorded in the Salburua wetlands
Plataforma trampeo LIFE LUTREOLA SPAIN
Meet the mink rafts for the monitoring and live capture of American mink that we are using in the project LIFE LUTREOLA SPAIN
Fotografía de Florian Möllers
Since a decade before the Spanish Captive Breeding Programme, there were born a total of 20 European mink.
Fotografía de Florian Möllers
It aims to improve the conservation of the European mink in Spain.